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Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Haydn Fleury to 1-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Haydn Fleury to a one-year contract worth $850,000. The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 23-year-old skated in 20 regular-season games with the Hurricanes along with nine playoff games last season. He also saw significant action...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Maple Leafs trade Joshua to Blues for future considerations

Jul. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Dakota Joshua from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for future considerations. The Blues signed the 23-year-old former Ohio State player to a two-year entry-level contract. From Dearborn, Michigan, Joshua had nine goals and 13 assists in 32 games last...

F Johan Larsson re-signs with Buffalo Sabres

Jul. 12, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million. Larsson was a restricted free agent. The Swede had six goals and eight assists in 73 games with Buffalo last season. The team announced the contract on Friday. Larsson made his NHL debut...

Flyers executive Paul Holmgren becomes adviser for franchise

Jul. 12, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has...

Hurricanes, Dzingel agree on 2-year, $6.75M contract

Jul. 12, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and free agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract. The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21. The 27-year-old split last season between...

How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

Jul. 12, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform. His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message "Welcome Artemi" a full four days before he signed with the team. "There was a moment where I just sat down for 10...

Sharks re-sign forwards Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela

Jul. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks re-signed forwards Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela on Thursday. Gambrell agreed to a two-year deal, and Suomela to a one-year contract. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The 22-year-old Gambrell has failed to record a point in 11 regular-season games with San...

Dallas Stars give Dickinson 2-year deal after solid season

Jul. 11, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have re-signed center Jason Dickinson to a $3 million, two-year contract, bringing back an emerging leader after he established career highs in scoring and playing time. Dickinson was a solid playoff performer in his postseason debut as the Stars reached the second...

Penguins center Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons

Jul. 11, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins center Matt Cullen has retired after a 21-season career that included three Stanley Cup titles. The 42 year-old won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and then consecutive titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. Cullen had 266 goals, 465 assists and 502 penalty minutes over 1,516 games...